Mystery Haiku

eyes convey something

colors of mystery splayed

Mona Lisa smiles


mysterious grin

caricature of the past

an empty canvas


mysterious art

guesses and speculations

lady is smiling

* For Carpe Diem # 244 Mystery.


Gion Festival Haiku

giggling girls swirling

yukata adorning them

paper fans in hands


gulping down the sweets

sumo-wrestler in Kyoto

the Gion is in flow


opened entryways

displayed family heirlooms

take a glance and leave


single stroke needed

slashing the rope of desires

begins matsuri

*Written in response of Carpe Diem # 230.